Wicked

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Winnie Holzman

We don’t expect the stock-and-amateur licensing rights for WICKED to become available in the United States for some time, since they are generally not made available until after the Broadway production has closed. If all continues to go well with the Broadway production, stock-and-amateur licensing is likely several years away.

Songlist

No One Mourns The Wicked
Dear Old Shiz
The Wizard And I
Making Good (Cut)
What Is This Feeling?
Something Bad
Dancing Through Life
Which Way’s the Party (Cut)
Popular
I’m Not That Girl
One Short Day
A Sentimental Man
Defying Gravity
Thank Goodness
Wonderful
As Long As You’re Mine
No Good Deed
March Of The Witch Hunters
For Good
Finale

Synopsis

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin-smart, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

Recordings

Original Cast Album
Deluxe Edition

Resources

Q&A about WICKED
Q&A about the history of WICKED
Q&A about the Orchestrations of WICKED
Q&A for prospective performers in WICKED
BOOK: DEFYING GRAVITY – The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz
Stephen Schwartz Fan Site

MECHANICAL LICENSE

In order to record one of the songs from WICKED, you will need to obtain a mechanical license.  In the case of WICKED only (and not Stephen’s other music), a mechanical license can be obtained by sending your request via email to schwartz@sdra.com or by calling 212-832-2055.

COMPLETE SCORE TO WICKED

At this point, we are unaware of any plans to make the complete WICKED score available.  If that should change, we will post an announcement on this site.

CONCERT OF WICKED (Only 3 songs allowed)

Permission: The producers of the show have asked Stephen Schwartz to permit no more than THREE (3) songs from WICKED to be performed in any single event; therefore, a concert version of all the music from WICKED cannot be allowed at this time. You or your group may perform up to three songs without further permission. However, there is a royalty fee to be paid to ASCAP: You must also check with your performance venue to confirm whether or not it has already been licensed for ASCAP (or, if not in the USA, with the licensing agency in your country to see if they have a reciprocal relationship with ASCAP). If the venue is already set up for this, you don’t need to pay a fee, but if not, you need to contact us at schwartz@sdra.com with “Concert” in the subject heading.

INDIVIDUAL SONGS IN ORIGINAL FORMAT

We are only allowed to send out a few songs for special circumstances. (We have received a lot of requests from people asking for every song in the show). Stephen Schwartz states this very clearly in his “note from the composer” in the front of the songbook:  “In special circumstances, when someone needs a song in the original show format, that can be obtained by emailing me at…” If you have a special need and would like PDF files of a song in its original format, please email us with an explanation of your circumstances and list the song title you are requesting in the subject line.